For one of our Düsseldorf-based clients we're looking for a freelance Azure Monitoring Expert:
Project description: Hosting and Cloud Technologies (HaCT) monitoring team defines monitoring standards and evaluation framework to help monitor different azure components (IaaS & PaaS). This team provides the guidelines to the application teams to set up monitoring of their azure resources following the standards.
Design and implement E2E monitoring strategy for Azure using Cloud best practices. Define long term monitoring roadmap and agree with the the client stakeholders (agreed by the client stakeholders).
Manage all cloud monitoring activities – configure and maintain all monitoring agents (and configuration thereof), including all deployment and ongoing maintenance/update activities.
Organize check & test monitoring rules to monitor azure infrastructure capacity with alerts for compute, storage and network.
Organize the development of workbooks & creation of azure dashboards to understand the status of all resources of business applications in Azure portal after results are presented and approval provided from the client HaCT team.
Oversee the implementation of the end-to-end process to monitor the availability of different azure services with Azure Health and also by enabling app insights web tests.
Develop guidelines to implement application performance monitoring & alerts with app insights resources.
Organize the custom alerts using kusto queries in log analytics and standard alerting rules for all Azure Virtual machines.
Periodically (monthly) validate the twilio (SMS & Voice forwarding) configuration and check SMS notifications are delivered to the relevant stakeholders.
Bring the integration between Azure alerting and SNOW incident raising to the next level making use of the SNOW API’s.
Oversee the redirection of alerts to different systems and then decommission Request Tracker (custom ticketing system).
Consult the client’s security team to implement Azure Sentinel as the new SIEM.
Define & implement monitoring framework for Azure PaaS services.
Provide recommendations into the client’s AIOPS initiative to extract further insights/value from the client’s monitoring data.
Coordinate with application teams and other technical teams within Hosting and Cloud Technologies (HaCT), to resolve complex problems and recommendations about system / process improvements to the client.
Provide remote workshops/training with recommendations and solution suggestions to the client after each improvement measure.
Good knowledge on infrastructure monitoring tools (Zabbix / Dynatrace / datadog etc)
Azure monitoring skills:
Agent deployment and management for IaaS services
Configuration of PaaS services for monitoring
Configuration of Azure alerting
Log analytic and Kusto experience
Experience of Windows/Linux operating systems i
Team leadership skills – communication, organization, team work, customer orientation & ability to innovate
Problem solving & interpersonal skills
Nice to have:
Zabbix experience (to complete our migration off Zabbix to native Azure monitoring)
Experience of integrating monitoring tooling with Service Now